Stoke Caldwell’s vast experience primarily includes representation of professional race car drivers, teams, sponsors, sanctioning bodies and other industry entities; representation of entertainment entities in television, film and live entertainment; and representation of sponsors in major arrangements with MLB teams, NFL teams, NBA teams, and NASCAR and NASCAR teams.
He helped spearhead the legal work for several major groundbreaking joint ventures in the NASCAR space, including the Gillett Evernham and Roush Fenway transactions. Stoke has drafted and negotiated hundreds of motorsports agreements. Having worked on these transactions from all angles, he has a unique perspective and is able to provide insight regarding issues affecting all parties, along with market insight on industry terms.
Stoke's practice includes the formation, purchase and sale of motorsports and other sports teams, the creation of joint venture and servicing arrangements, and the purchase and sale of various other types of entities with strategic and financial investors and sellers.
He is a frequent speaker on sports and entertainment law, including seminars for the NCBA, the Sports Lawyers Association, TRAC and the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.
Represents multiple top drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr., various crew chiefs and others with respect to their legal needs in various racing series.
Represents Richard Petty in various matters.
Represents NASCAR racing teams, including Richard Petty Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing, Wood Brothers Racing and others, in connection with full array of contract and legal requirements.
Handled and handles acquisition and divesture transactions for entities involved in the sports industry.
Organized MotoAmerica for motorcycle road racing in the United States and represents MotoAmerica in connection with major contractual and other matters.
Represented Roush Racing and created a joint venture with a major sports team to create Roush Fenway Racing. Represented Evernham Motorsports in connection with an investment by the Gillett family to create Richard Petty Motorsports.
Represents the entertainment interests of a major theme park company.
Represents major national sponsor in connection with multiple major league sports sponsorship agreements.
Represents several personalities in television media contracts.
Represents several sports agencies in contractual matters.
Represents an NBA team on various legal matters.
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
101 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC, 28246
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognized for Sports Law and Entertainment||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Recognized in the Area of Entertainment and Sports||North Carolina Super Lawyers||2017|
|IP Star||Managing Intellectual Property||2017|
|Elite Outside Counsel Power Player||Sports Business Journal||2016|
|Recognized for Entertainment and Sports Law||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|TRAC Star Award||The Racing Attorney Conference||2014|
|Recognized for Banking & Finance||Chambers USA: Americaâ€™s Leading Lawyers for Business||2012|
|Recognized for Banking & Finance||Chambers USA: Americaâ€™s Leading Lawyers for Business||2007|
|NASCAR's Top 20 Most Influential Individuals||Charlotte Observer||2007|
|Recognized for Banking & Finance||Chambers USA: Americaâ€™s Leading Lawyers for Business||2006|
|John W. Davis Award for Highest Academic Average||Washington & Lee University School of Law||1986|
|Attorney/Partner||Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson||1986 - Present|
|Correspondent Banking Officer||Bank of Boston||1982 - 1984|
|Correspondent Banking Officer||Dominion Bankshares/First National Exchange Bank||1978 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Bar Foundation||Member Oversight Committee||2017 - Present|
|Kevin Harvick Foundation||Director||2010 - Present|
|The Dale Jr Foundation||Director||2009 - Present|
|Martin Truex Jr. Foundation||Director||2009 - Present|
|The Racing Attorney Conference||Co-Founder||2007 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association Foundation Development Committee||Chair||2007 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member of Personnel Committee||2007 - Present|
|Sports Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2004 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Board of Governors||2004 - 2007|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Sports & Entertainment Law Section||Chairman||2003 - 2003|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Hampden-Sydney College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Sports Lawyers Association 2017 Annual Conference||Motorsports 2017: A Year of Change||2017|
|Sports Lawyers Association 2016 Annual Conference||Individual Athletes: Protecting Rights Without a Players' Association||2016|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law Annual Sports Panel||Motorsports||2015|
|Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, Summer Immersion Program||“Representing Drivers in NASCAR”||2015|
|Sports Lawyers Association 2015 Annual Conference||Laps, Chips & Lobs: Legal Issues Facing NASCAR, the PGA Tour and ATP World Tour||2015|
|National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School, Maintaining Fairness, Integrity and Safety in Sports||Motorsports||2015|
|The Racing Attorney Conference 2014||Motorsports||2014|
|Sports Lawyers Association Annual Conference||Motorsports Law||2013|
|The Racing Attorney Conference||Motorsports Law||2012|
|Sports Lawyers Association||Motorsports Law||2012|
|Race Track Business Conference||Motorsports Law||2012|
|The Racing Attorney Conference||A New Generation of Racing||2011|
|Sports Lawyers Association Annual Conference||Motorsports Law||2011|
|NASCAR: Speed Matters||NASCAR||2011|
|NASCAR: Speed Matters||NASCAR||2011|
|TRAC Conference 2010||International Motorsports||2010|
|Job Envy||Representing a Sport Franchise or NASCAR Team/Driver||2010|
|ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports||Motorsports Law 2009: Contracts without Speed Limits||2009|
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